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Vocabulary Lists Essential Idioms That Will Make You Sound Like a Native Speaker

Essential Idioms That Will Make You Sound Like a Native Speaker

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Time is money
Aika on rahaa.
Time is money
Mennään jo, aika on rahaa!
Let's go already, time is money!
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As time passes, memories become sweet and nice.
Aika kultaa muistot.
As time passes, memories become sweet and nice.
Kesät olivat ennen parempia, mutta aika kultaa muistot.
Summers were better before, but time has made those memories golden.
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Time heals wounds.
Aika parantaa haavat.
Time heals wounds.
Erosin eilen poikaystävästäni, mutta aika parantaa haavat.
I broke up with my boyfriend yesterday, but time heals wounds.
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drive against red lights
ajaa päin punaisia
drive against red lights
Tuo auto ajoi päin punaisia!
That car drove through the red lights!
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It's the thought that counts.
Ajatus on tärkein.
It's the thought that counts.
Saamani lahja on rikki, mutta ajatus on tärkein.
The gift I received is broken, but it's the thought that counts.
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get extremely irritated
alkaa keittää
get extremely irritated
Tämä ohjelma on niin ärsyttävä, että mulla alkaa keittää.
This program is so annoying that I'm getting really irritated.
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forgive
antaa anteeksi
forgive
Voitko antaa anteeksi? En tarkoittanut sitä mitä sanoin.
Can you forgive me? I didn't mean what I said.
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not too bad
ei hassumpaa
not too bad
Tämä keitto ei ole hassumpaa.
This soup isn't too bad.
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when someone has done something bad and dishonorable
ei kunnian kukko laula
when someone has done something bad and dishonorable
Miksi sotkitte olohuoneen? Nyt ei kunnian kukko laula!
Why did you make such a mess in the living room? The rooster of the honor shall not sing now!
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carefully test if something is alright
kokeilla kepillä jäätä
carefully test if something is alright
Kokeilen kepillä jäätä, jos saisin tehtävälle lisäaikaa.
I'll dip my toe in the water if I'd get some more time to finish this task.
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someone who is extremely cranky and angry
kuin takapuoleen ammuttu karhu
someone who is extremely cranky and angry
Isä on kuin takapuoleen ammuttu karhu!
Dad is like a bear shot in the behind!
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many things at the same time
lusikka joka sopassa
many things at the same time
Miten ehdit tehdä kaiken, kun sulla on lusikka joka sopassa?
How can you manage to do everything, when you have your spoon in every soup?
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Naantali is a place famous for its beaches and sunshine in the summer - someone with a 'face like the sun in Naantali' is someone who is very pleased and happy
Naama kuin Naantalin aurinko
Naantali is a place famous for its beaches and sunshine in the summer - someone with a 'face like the sun in Naantali' is someone who is very pleased and happy
Hänellä oli naama kuin Naantalin aurinko kun sai sen viestin.
She had the face like the sun in Naantali, when she got that message.
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someone not quite alright in the head
vintti pimeänä
someone not quite alright in the head
Tuo mies ei ymmärrä yhtään mitään, sillä on vintti pimeänä.
That man doesn't understand anything, he's got dark in the attic.
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when you disagree with someone
sukset menivät ristiin
when you disagree with someone
Meillä meni sukset ristiin, eikä olla enää ystäviä.
We got our skis crossed, so we're not friends anymore.
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when you are doing something for someone but at the same time also benefiting from it for yourself
oma lehmä ojassa
when you are doing something for someone but at the same time also benefiting from it for yourself
Mulla on tässä projektissa oma lehmä ojassa.
I have my own cow in the ditch with this project.
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being without money
elää kädestä suuhun
being without money
Ei ole varaa lähteä lomalle tänä kesänä, elän ihan kädestä suuhun.
I can't afford to go on holidays this summer, as I'm living from hand to mouth.
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understand
pysyä kärryillä
understand
Pysyitkö kärryillä, vai selitänkö uudestaan?
Are you following, or shall I explain again?
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disservice
tehdä karhunpalvelus
disservice
Veli teki mulle karhunpalveluksen.
My brother did me a disservice.
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learn through mistakes
oppia kantapään kautta
learn through mistakes
Opin kantapään kautta, että kokeisiin kannattaa lukea.
I learned through the heel that it's better to read through the exams.
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